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Shooting Industry March 2010 - Page 12

Industry news Benchmade Wins Business Of The Year Award enchmade Knife Co. has received the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce 2009 Business of the Year Award. “Benchmade is honored to be recognized by the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce,” said Les de Asis, company founder and owner. “As a Clackamas County business based in Oregon City for the past 14 years, Benchmade remains committed to supporting our local community.” The award is based on business responsiveness and employee involvement in serving the community, business growth in the past year and participation in the local community. The award was the latest business honor received by Benchmade in 2009. In November, the Portland Business Journal presented Benchmade with the 2009 Manufacturer of the Year award for a medium-sized company. In December, the journal recognized Benchmade as one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies within the manufacturing companies division. In other Benchmade news, the company has announced a partnership with USA Shooting to help prepare American athletes to win Olympic medals and promote the B shooting sports throughout the United States. Benchmade is offering two exclusive USA Shooting Team knives, featuring the USA Shooting Team logo on the blades. A portion of the proceeds from every knife sold will be donated to the USA Shooting Team. “Benchmade takes great pride in supporting American athletes and manufacturing quality, USAmade products,” said Rob Morrison, director of marketing for Benchmade. “We are very excited about the partnership with USA Shooting.” “As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, USA Shooting relies on support from those who take a strong interest in the development of the U.S. Shooting Team,” said Buddy DuVall, executive director of the USA Shooting Team Foundation. “As our program continues to grow, we are excited and optimistic about the sponsorship efforts from Benchmade.” For more information about Benchmade Knife Co., call 1-800-800-7427 or visit www.benchmade.com. For more on USA Shooting, visit www.usashooting.com. Protect Yourself. Protect Your Rights. SABRE Red Maximum Strength Pepper Spray is an ideal self defense option—allowing you to defend yourself from a distance when lethal force is not justified. Your purchase of these officially NRA-licensed SABRE Red products helps support the NRA’s Training Programs. www.sabrered.com/nra For information on SABRE Civilian Safety Awareness Programs call 1-877-326-1880 or visit www.sabrered.com. Practice Canisters Available for NRA Instructors 12 MARCH 2010 747 Sun Park Drive, Fenton, MO 63026 • (636) 343-0200 • (800) 325-9568 Prospective purchasers should consult with a local attorney regarding laws which may govern the purchase, possession, carry or use of this product. Read SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com

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